FRAMINGHAM – Members of immigrant parents group La Voz de la Comunidad with students, parents, teachers, and community members will conduct a community walk in Framingham Saturday afternoon, April 22.
Participants will meet in Downtown Framingham and be trained to door knock and pass out information. Then groups will head out to knock on their neighbors’ doors and visit local businesses to share Know Your Rights packets. Participants are uniting and supporting immigrant community members’ right to stay in the Framingham community.
The Know Your Rights packet includes a poster that says “Federal law agents not allowed without lawful warrant,” an example of what a warrant looks like and does not look like, know your rights flyers in Spanish, English and Portuguese, and a caregiver’s’ plan in English and Spanish with a caregiver’s’ affidavit form.
The packet also includes flyers on two upcoming events.
- A free immigration clinic hosted by MetroWest Legal Services on Monday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greater Framingham Community Church at 44 Franklin Street
- A free workshop for families hosted by La Voz de la Comunidad on Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Isla Restaurant at 672 Waverly Street.
La Voz de la Comunidad spokesperson Tania Jaime, a Framingham public schools graduate and current college student, said “We are borrowing the idea of the Community Walk from Tucson, Arizona’s grassroots immigrant parents group LUPE (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes/United Struggle of Parents and Students) and their weekly Barrio Walks.”
La Voz de la Comunidad – Framingham is a volunteer membership-based group of immigrant parents, family and community members dedicated to supporting children and building our voice in the schools and in Framingham. Our priorities are outreach, organizing, and advocacy around immigrant rights and education.